Monday, July 18, 2005

Candid camera and preventing transit terror

In the wake of London's terror bombings, San Francisco and other major US cities are looking at ways to prevent such attacks here. But because the Bush Administration has shunted most anti-terror funds to airports, it's unlikely that there will be major changes to local transit security. For a look at the surveillance industry, check out Security Info Watch.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, not everything that is wrong can be pin pointed to the Bush administration. The administration might have elected to focus on the airplanes because that has a greater effect on the nation. But what if Bush wanted to allocate money to train protection. Obviously, Amtrak is used more heavely in the east then in the rest of the country. So, would it be fair to take money from California and is it in the midwest. Sometimes states have to take responsibility for their own security. If San Fransisco wants to dump a bunch of money into security, let them. Does West Viriginia necessary need to, probably not. So why take there tax money and spend it somewhere else?

If local officails for a moment wanted to beef the police force or other things, they need to make an appeal to the local consituents.

July 18, 2005 9:17 PM  
Blogger Xavier and Peter said...

I think it's a big problem when Homeland Security funds are divided EQUALLY among the 50 states. If I'm Raheem the bomber, my first thought is probably NY, DC or LA, not Cheyenne or Montpelier. I don't see why states in more vulnerable positions should have to divert money from other stetched resources when homeland security is by definition a federal issue.

July 19, 2005 8:05 PM  

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